Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

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Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance



Sat Jun 07, 2014 08:53 AM

This fails to say that many are denied access to better chemo drugs because medicare or medicade will not cover them. My personal experience was that people who do not have good insurance and credit do not get Erbitux. The hospital refused to start chemo until they were satisified with my insurance and ability to pay. I went from good insurance to medicare and see a definate difference in care I now receive. Appointments with the hospitals pain management clinic stopped because they do not take medicare patients.

Thu Sep 17, 2015 01:43 AM

I must say I have to agree with that I have been fighting  AML for 

Over five years now I have had a stem cell transplant  and it failed in March  2015 I have Medicare I did have medical but they want 859 dollars a month I can't figure out where they come up with that amount and now have been told nothing  else they can do for me haven't herd from my oncologist since I was told there was nothing else they could do that was August 7th don't have the money or means to look into other options trying  to find grant money or financial help is impossible I have such a small disability amount it's just crazy how people that have worked all there lives

Can't find help what savings we did have disappeared a long time ago for bills gas for appointments etc........ 

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